Louis C.K. is going back on tour. His first official one since 2017.
Since The New York Times piece in 2017 that accused Louis C.K. of sexual assault, he has made appearances at The Comedy Cellar and random clubs around the country (as well as Italy and France).
But today, Louis C.K. announced, via his email newsletter this morning, that he will be hitting the road again. Not only is this his first tour since 2017, this is also the first direct fan correspondence he has had since his statement following the Times piece in 2017.
Starting this Saturday, he will be appearing in the following cities.
11/2 Richmond, VA
11/5 Raleigh, NC
11/15 Peoria, IL
11/16 Rockford, IL
11/17 Dubuque, IA
11/23 Tel Aviv, Israel
11/25 Rome, Italy
11/28 Hilton, Israel
11/30 Bratislava, Slovakia
12/18-12/19 Detroit, MI
Little else is known about this tour, but what is known is that with everything he does, controversy is immediately sparked. Every time he’s hit the stage, there’s been an op-ed the next day. After someone recorded him making jokes about the students of Parkland High School after the shooting, which got leaked to the press, he announced that any recording or even reporting/quoting on his act will be prohibited at his shows. This invoked an argument as to what he can and can’t protect.
Twitter, naturally, is already at the ready with the pitchforks and steak knives. But for every ten angry tweets you see about him touring again, you see one in support for him. So the man still does have a following, while it might not be what it once was.
Tickets for his tour can be found at http://www.louisck.com